Remember, Remember…

the fifth of Novem­ber
Gun­pow­der, trea­son and plot.
I see no rea­son why gun­pow­der, trea­son
Should ever be for­got.

To mark the anniver­sary of the Gun­pow­der Plot today’s selec­tion will fea­ture music from the late Renais­sance through to the mid 17th cen­tu­ry.

Arguably “the only man to enter Par­lia­ment with hon­est intent” in 1605 Guy Fawkes became the face of a con­spir­a­cy to remove James the I and VI from the Eng­lish throne, along with a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of the House of Lords. The King’s Min­is­ters were tipped off and Fawkes was caught under Par­lia­ment red hand­ed with the pow­der. Since then “Guy Fawkes night” was cel­e­brat­ed every 5th of Novem­ber. Although in recent years “Bon­fire night” has com­bined All Hal­lows bon­fires and Guy Fawkes cel­e­bra­tions togeth­er.

From the Library is pro­duced by Radio Riel in con­junc­tion with the Alexan­dri­an Free Library Con­sor­tium of Sec­ond Life. You can lis­ten to the pro­gramme now in-world at, or click one of the but­tons below. Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Edward Pearse.

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For more infor­ma­tion on the Alexan­dri­an Free Library, cur­rent exhibits and the work of Con­sor­tium mem­bers in gen­er­al, please vis­it the Alexan­dri­an Free Library web­site, or one of their branch­es in-world

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